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Consultant for The Masonry Society


Presentation to Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT) – Fort Worth Chapter

Thank you to Alan Pettingale with Specialized Masonry Restoration for a great presentation on cavity wall ties at our February monthly meeting! Also a big thank you to Specialized Masonry Restoration for sponsoring the meeting! We look forward to seeing everyone this...


Wednesday, February 28, 2024 12 Noon Place: Reata Restaurant Address: 310 Houston St. Fort Worth, 76102 Investigating Existing Masonry Presented by: Mr. Alan Pettingale Bio: Specialized Masonry Restoration’s Alan Pettingale has thirty years of professional experience...

Ensuring the Future of Masonry: The Urgent Call to Train and Empower the Next Generation

In the echoing chambers of history, masonry graces the pages of civilization’s oldest stories. It’s a craft that’s etched into the very stones of our most enduring monuments and a foundation upon which architectural prowess has been built. Yet, as the sun sets on the...

Masonry Restoration vs. Masonry Preservation: Sustaining the Legacy of Texas’s Historic Downtown Squares

As we meander through the charming downtown squares of Texas, we're enveloped by a sense of history. The steadfast brick facades of these buildings are more than mere structures; they are enduring narratives of the Lone Star State's vibrant past. However, time and...

Historic Saint Vrain Mill from 1802 to 1870

Historic Saint Vrain Mill

The Importance of Proper Masonry Restoration

Embarking on the task of masonry restoration is akin to meticulously restoring a piece of history—a job that necessitates expertise, precision, and a deep appreciation for preservation. In the ever-evolving landscapes of our towns and cities, where old meets new, masonry stands as a testament to our architectural narrative, linking us to the past and guiding us into the future. Yet, this stonework art can turn troublesome if we neglect its necessary care. Join us as we delve into the essential aspects of masonry restoration and the pivotal reasons why it warrants our utmost attention.

The Aging Infrastructure Conundrum in Rural Small Texas Towns

The picturesque downtown squares of small Texas towns are beloved by residents and tourists alike. These historic areas often serve as the hub of community activities, with local businesses, government offices, and cultural institutions located there. However, while these town centers may be charming, they also face a pressing issue: aging infrastructure.

Brick Veneer vs Stucco on My Building: Who Wins the Battle?

The great brick veneer vs stucco war has been on for decades, and there’s no definite answer. However, in this blog post, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to explore the two materials to help you make an informed decision.

The Perils of Ignoring Periodic Maintenance

Brick structures hold a special charm, evoking a sense of nostalgia and history. They embody architectural glory that stands the test of time. However, this beauty and charm cannot be taken for granted. Without proper maintenance and restoration, brick structures can quickly deteriorate, losing their luster and structural integrity.